Hawala money seized in Jammu, 1 arrested: J-K Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the Hawala money meant for subversive activities in Jammu district has been seized and one person was arrested and that the ex -minister Babu Singh is absconding.

Police said that on the basis of a specific input that some unknown people are going to receive Hawala money at Jammu, several checking points were established in the Jammu city.

“On suspicion, Police party arrested one person namely as Muhammad Shareef Shah (64 years)resident of Syed Pora, Larnoo, Kokernag, Anantnag, from Gandhi Nagar area and recovered 6 lacs & 90 thousand from his possession,” the police said.

Police said that on questioning Shareef Shah disclosed that he was tasked by Jatinder Singh alias Babu Singh, Kathua (Chairman of Nature – Mankind Friendly Global Party) to collect money from one Omer at Srinagar. After receiving money from Omer, Shareef came to Jammu and was caught.

Police said that the officials said that on questioning Shareef disclosed names of his local associates and Foreign Associates, Javed and Khatib residents of PoJK and Farooq Khan of Toronto.

“The accused Mohd. Shareef is also admin of a secret WhatsApp group having members including but not limited to Pakistanis and Saudis,” Police said.

Police said that the three persons S. Gurdev singh R/o Jammu, Sidhant Sharma r/o Kathua and Mohd. Shrief Sartaj r/o Jammu have also been detained for questioning regarding the Hawala transaction. A case has been registered and investigation is in progress. (KNO)

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